Chocolate Almond Butter Cups


Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

These chocolate and almond butter cups are simply irresistible -- they're nutty, chocolatey, and just sweet enough. The addition of salt and vanilla really makes the chocolate flavor shine through, and the almond butter just brings them over the top. While they do take a bit of time to prepare, the results are totally worth it!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Allergens: Tree Nuts
  • Servings: 12


  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca
  • 1/4 cup cacao butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (smooth or crunchy depending on preference)
  • Sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa nibs


  1. Create double boiler by filling large pot with water and placing heatproof bowl over pot. Make sure bottom of bowl doesn't touch bottom of pot, or else chocolate will burn!

  2. Add all chocolate-making ingredients (raw cacao powder, maca, cacao butter, coconut oil, and raw honey or coconut syrup) into bowl over pot and stir as it melts.

  3. Once melted, pour spoonfuls of chocolate mixture into 12 muffin liners or candy trays.

  4. Chill in fridge or freezer until chocolate hardens a little (about 10 minutes) and set remaining chocolate aside.

  5. While chocolate is chilling, mix together almond butter, salt, vanilla, arrowroot powder, and cocoa nibs until mixture is smooth and sticky.

  6. Roll mixture into 12 small balls or patties. If too loose, add 1 more teaspoon arrowroot powder at a time until you reach right consistency.

  7. Remove chocolate from fridge or freezer and place almond butter mixture patties over chocolate while still in muffin liners or candy trays.

  8. Pour remaining chocolate into cups, covering almond butter mixture.

  9. Sprinkle with salt or cocoa nibs, then put back in fridge or freezer to finish chilling/setting. Keep way in the back of fridge or freezer until ready to serve, or else you'll eat them all at once!

Bon appétit!